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djinni
post Jan 14 2010, 06:49 PM
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in Shadowrun Missions they run with this optional rule in effect.
1: what all does it affect?
2: if you buy successes do you buy them off of the total pool or the capped 20?
2a: for example most vehicles will roll more than 20 dice to resist damage, do they only roll 20?
2b: super Dwarf (Body 7+ BoneDenseAug 4) in Form fitting Armor and an Armored Jacket getting hit with Flechette rounds rolls a total of 30 dice to soak (resist damage), does he roll 30 dice?
3: the cap happens after modifiers so anyone with higher than 20 dice can opt to take modifiers to reduce their dicepool to 20, wouldn't this promote a gun specialist to make called shots, to vital locations, and ignore armor? rather than just shoot from the hip?
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post Jan 14 2010, 07:45 PM
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QUOTE (djinni @ Jan 14 2010, 07:49 PM) *
in Shadowrun Missions they run with this optional rule in effect.
1: what all does it affect?
I say it should only affect Attribute+Skill rolls. Soak rolls or Attribute only tests should not be capped IMHO. I don't know if the Missions Rules clarify this.

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2: if you buy successes do you buy them off of the total pool or the capped 20?
Using the 4 to 1 exchange rate decreases already the effectiveness of a dice pool. IMHO doing so should not be penalized further.

QUOTE (djinni @ Jan 14 2010, 07:49 PM) *
2a: for example most vehicles will roll more than 20 dice to resist damage, do they only roll 20?
2b: super Dwarf (Body 7+ BoneDenseAug 4) in Form fitting Armor and an Armored Jacket getting hit with Flechette rounds rolls a total of 30 dice to soak (resist damage), does he roll 30 dice?
As I wrote above, I would only apply the modifier to skill tests.
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3: the cap happens after modifiers so anyone with higher than 20 dice can opt to take modifiers to reduce their dicepool to 20, wouldn't this promote a gun specialist to make called shots, to vital locations, and ignore armor? rather than just shoot from the hip?
Yes. The options for called shot however are exclusive. You can either avoid armor or aim for a vital spot.
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post Jan 15 2010, 01:34 AM
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your best bet would be to ask this over in the missions forums.
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post Jan 15 2010, 05:10 AM
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QUOTE (Jaid @ Jan 14 2010, 09:34 PM) *
your best bet would be to ask this over in the missions forums.

which thread? none appear to be for asking questions.
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post Jan 15 2010, 06:44 AM
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QUOTE (djinni @ Jan 15 2010, 12:10 AM) *
which thread? none appear to be for asking questions.


just start a new one.
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